Great British Railway Journeys - Series 2 - Hythe to Hastings

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains, as his journey goes through Kent, from London Bridge around the scenic south coast to Hastings. Michael discovers a hardy breed of sheep on the atmospheric Romney Marsh, explores Kent's new sparkling wine industry and finds out why the Victorians went mad for ferns in Hastings.


  • 2011-01-28 18:30:00 - 2011-01-28 19:00:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Scotland,


  • Presenter Michael Portillo
  • Executive Producer Charlie Bunce
  • Producer Fiona Caldwell